Hwang Jung-oh

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Hwang Jung-oh
Medal record
Men's judo
Representing  South Korea
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1984 Los Angeles -65 kg
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Maastricht -65 kg
Hwang Jung-oh
Hangul 황정오
Hanja 黄正五
Revised Romanization Hwang Chǒngo
McCune–Reischauer Hwang Jeongo
This is a Korean name; the family name is Hwang.

Hwang Jung-oh (born April 1, 1958) is a retired judoka from South Korea, who represented his native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. There he won the silver medal in the men's half-lightweight division (–65 kg), after having been defeated by Seoi nage in the final match. He is also the founder of Hwang's Martial Arts.

Hwang has over 30 years of teaching experience in Taekwondo and the Martial Arts, still going to classes today.[citation needed] He holds a 6th degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, 6th degree Black Belt in Judo, and a 7th degree Black Belt in Hapkido.[citation needed] He won the Silver Medal in Judo in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

Hwang has taught Taekwondo, Judo, and Hapkido at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Paducah Community College and each of the Hwang's Martial Arts Academies.[citation needed] He has participated in many conferences on Comparative Physical Education and Sports held around the world and has an international reputation as a Martial Arts Master and Educator.[citation needed] Hwang has also made outstanding contributions to various organizations such as: WHAS Crusade for Children, Easter Seals Center in Paducah, KY and the MDA.[citation needed] In 1997, Mayor Jerry Abramson of Louisville, KY proclaimed June 27 as "Hwang's Martial Arts Day" in honor of Grandmaster Hwang's contributions to the Louisville community.[citation needed]

Grandmaster Hwang has focused his most recent efforts in improving the lives of those in his community and the commonwealth of Kentucky. The philosophy at Hwang's Martial Arts (HMA) is "The family that kicks together sticks together." By promoting families to participate in tae kwon do and judo together, Grandmaster Hwang has not only helped many people get into better physical condition, but also improve their lives through camaraderie and discipline. Furthermore, HMA has a strong sense of charity. Each year, HMA hosts many charitable events designed to raise money for the WHAS Crusade for Children and many other charities.

As of 2016 he still goes to classes as a Grandmaster, mostly at HMA 2.

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